Space Station Middle Finger
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #85
ABV:
6%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,988
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 8.89%
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
1,606
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2022
Added:
Mar 18, 2013
Wants:
  140
Gots:
  512
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: From the dawn of time, humans have looked to the sky for answers. Space Station Middle Finger replies to all from its eternal orbit. Behold and enjoy Space Station Middle Finger, a bright golden American Pale Ale.

50 IBU
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Rated: 4 by AbeO

Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by OfficerVZdiver

3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nice little bit of fruit smell. Taste is very smooth for a pale ale, but still has that little kick of hoppy ness, but just at the right mark to make it not too much. Feel is the best part of the beer, never want it to go away.
Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Acehole55 from Indiana

4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
In the land of 3 Floyd's excellence, this is the beer that is overlooked in my opinion. Often on sale compared to it's counterparts, it is an excellent option.
Aug 29, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle from the Mega-Bev in Battle Creek Michigan.

Appearance. Brownish-amber colored body with an excellent off-white head.

While not in the same league as, say, Alpha King, this is a fine APA that provides further evidence for the consistent excellence of 3F hoppy brews.
Aug 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by imperialking from Illinois

Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
6-pack from my trusted liquor store.
I have seen the beer so many times and never gave it a thought. The name and the label kind of turned me away.
But since it is in the top 100 of the American Pale Ale charts, I gave it a try... and I am glad I did.
Deep golden color with a massive white head, great retention, nice lacing.
Hops balance sweetness really nice.
May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by Lucnifter from California

May 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

May 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Mar 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.51 by RV750 from Indiana

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by HollandTunnels from Pennsylvania

Dec 07, 2021
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from California

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Copper with chill haze and a rocky two finger white head. Nose is muted with some citrus and pale malt. Taste is also muted with orange marmalade, and some pine resiny malt. Body is light to medium with medium carbonation. Ends dry with some lingering low bitterness. Overall not bad by any means but pretty lacking in flavor; which is unusual for 3F in my experience and the bottle is only 1.5 months old. Would pick many other pale ales over this. It however very easy drinking, especially for 6%.
Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a medium dark gold color with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of fruit and grasses. Taste starts out like sweet grapefruit and orange but finishes with a slightly hoppy bitterness.
Sep 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured orange amber unfiltered but clean looking ( if that makes sense) and topped with off white foamy head that left copious lacing that stayed.
The aroma was faint for me, but I think I have a defective smell sense. I did get a pleasant clean aroma.
The taste was piney bitter cutting off the citrus and bread flavors for a crisp taste. Oddly reverse of what I normally experience, but good, quite good.
The feel was excellent for the genre.
OA, I’d happily drink this with friends anytime. Cheers!
Sep 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 2.14 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by Z-man from Michigan

Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Pours a clear amber with a large foamy white head. Heavy soapy lacing,

S - Aroma is orange, grapefruit, lemon and piney hops.

T - The taste is orange, lemon, grapefruit. white pepper, biscuity malt and bitter piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice soft finish.

O - Solid APA. Easy drinking with a nice mix of citrus and bitter hops.
Aug 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by MacStinson from Michigan

Aug 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by drunkenmess from Michigan

Aug 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by jak from North Carolina

Aug 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Lainee from Illinois

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.76 by Crusher211 from New York

Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Spongey and pitted surface on an old white colored head that was one and a half inches high, covers a dark orange colored body. There is a feverish pitch of effervesce, tight knitted and dense, raining upwards. The lacing was weakly holding, and sparse on the coverage.

S: Semi-dry green melon, apricot, and green apple fruitiness first on the nose. Some dank citrus, combined with more dank fruitiness. Semi-dry lime and lemon round out.

T: Dank oranges, lemon and citrus for flavor, pretty potent, but clean and smooth. The pale grains really come through here as a backbone, providing a big mealy and barley taste, perfect for letting the dank hops shine, but not to be outdone itself. The flavor is well balanced, clean and fruity of green melon as expressed by the nose, and some tart and tangy tangerine. Some dank citrus finishes out.

T: The mouthful was sticky, full of resins, but very smooth, full bodied and viscose. Crisp and solid per style, perfect for multiple consumptions.

O: Overall solid drinking IPA, crisp, clean, and full of dank citrus and breakfast fruitiness that is nicely balanced. Fun drinking, respectable, perfect for that social setting with a flavor that is sure to please all.
Dec 24, 2020
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Rated by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

3.31/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Passion fruit smell. Strong citris taste with a grapefruit after taste. Very light feel.
Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Nov 17, 2020
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Rated by jminter from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Another great brew from 3 Floyds!
Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger American Pale Ale.
6 % ABV, 50 IBU.
Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, IN.

Lightly hazy, bright amber/orange coloring, slim white head.

In the nose: Beautiful blend of citrusy hops pop up in the aroma.

In the mouth: Just a little juicy, with a brief bitter blast on the palate. A cornucopia of deliciousness ensues: grapefruit, peach, apricot, lemon. A touch of sweet to swim with the bitter. Lightish bodied, long lasting pleasure. This is a pretty perfect pale ale. I recommend it to one and all. Good pale ale and you surely can drink it.
Oct 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Archfiend from Illinois

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle from the corna sto'

Hazy, small amount of foam. Smell is light; wheat, metallic hops. Very bright and hoppy right off the bat, JUICY, lemon, pepper, and a very small smattering of dry cracker malt. Slick on the tongue, but easy to drink compared with other hop bombs

I appreciated the lack of malt and the clean hop-forward taste.. Expertly brewed
Sep 29, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours amber with thick, fluffy head.

Smell is sweet and malty with notes of pine, citrus and rye bread.

Taste is malty and rich with nice breadiness. Notes of citrus, pine, rye and some floral hints. Moderate bitterness and very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall, a very balanced, old school APA/IPA.
Sep 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

Aug 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by untitledeuphoria from New York

Aug 29, 2020
Space Station Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1837 ratings